NEWPORT, Ky. (WKRC) — Kentucky State Police are searching for a runaway inmate, who they say walked away from a work detail on Wednesday on the Kentucky side of the Purple People bridge.

26-year-old George Gattis of Sparta, Kentucky was last seen wearing a white-t shirt and blue jeans at 200 Riverboat Rd.

Police describe him as a white male with brown hair and blue eyes, 5’11” and 170 lbs.

Gattis was incarcerated for theft by unlawful taking and probation violation charges.

If anyone has any information about Gattis, they’re encouraged to contact Kentucky State Police at (859) 428-1212 or via the Kentucky State Police app; callers may remain anonymous.

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